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News & Events


Organisations & clubs

St. Barrwg's Toddler Group.
Thanks to all who have attended so far this year. If you haven't come to the group yet here are the details:-
The group meets every Thursday from 9.30am to 11.30am in St. Barrwg's Church.
In a friendly and fun-filled atmosphere, children have free play, craft, stories and nursery rhymes.
Fruit, a drink and toast are included in the refreshments.

All are welcome - children and parents, grand parents, other significant adults!
Cost is £1.50 a child.
Contacts:  Kath Hughes on 029 20866939,   Chris Davies on 029 20868323

Community Coffee Mornings at St. Barrwg's.
Last Friday of the month 10am to 12 noon. It's free but donations are always welcome. There will be cakes for sale.

7th Caerphilly Beavers & Cubs
Wednesday evenings 5.00 to 6.00 pm (Beavers), 6.15 pm to 7.15pm (Cubs) 7.30pm to 8.30pm(Scouts) at St. Thomas' Church (school term times only).
For more information see young people page  

Bell Ringing
Practice is on Fridays 8.00pm at S Michael's Church, Lower Machen. Tower Captain Mr George Hughes.  New recruits always most welcome.

Bible Study Groups
Ecumenical bible study group meets, with breaks, on alternate Fridays 12.00-1.30pm in Bedwas Methodist Church (Church Street, next to the Post Office).  Bring a sandwich - tea & coffee provided.
Wine, Word, Wisdom: meets monthly (in S John's Church for now), 7.30pm on Tuesdays after Fourth Sundays (except December).

Book Club
Meets monthly on first Tuesdays 7.45pm in Machen Church Hall.  We share our experiences of reading in a variety of genres. Books supplied by the Library Service. New members always welcome.

Bowls Club
Meets Wednesdays 7.00pm in Machen Church Hall.

Mothers' Union
Bedwas Trethomas and Machen Branch, Leader Mrs Susan Holmes.  Meets third Thursdays September to June, 2.30pm in S Thomas Church Centre, Trethomas.


Special events

Living Churchyards
Section of the Churchyards at Saint James' and at Saint Michael's have been set aside as part of the Living Churchyard Project.
The remainder of the churchyard is maintained under the normal grass cutting regime.
We hope to provide space for plant and animal wildlife as well as for human activity, especially places for quiet & contemplation.
At S James' the youngsters have been involved in surveying the churchyard and in planning and sowing wild flowers.
There has been a successful bulb planting event.
We have Rake & Bake events after the summer mow (when the wildflowers have seeded),
when the mown grass needs to be raked away to allow the flowers to flourish.